China will build the first space solar power plant

The collected solar energy will be transmitted to Earth via a microwave or laser beam. Apparatus

will accumulate energy at a time when cloudy weather will be above the Earth, and transmit it during clear. At the same time it will constantly come into contact with solar energy.

In case the test setup will worksuccessfully, China will launch full-fledged power plants to Earth orbit by 2050. Parts of these power stations can be imprinted directly in orbit by a 3D printer. This will greatly reduce the cost of the entire project, as it will reduce the weight to orbit.

About the budget of the project and its technical characteristics yet nothing is known.

Earlier, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) published a video of the landing of research vehicles from the Chang’e-4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon.

In 2018, Russia completed 16 orbitallaunches, of which one ended in failure. China became the leader of the sphere by launching 36 spacecraft into orbit, with the United States with 30 successful orbital launches in second place.